Baltimore Sun crime: Police and court news from Baltimore, the suburbs and beyond
Baltimore Sun crime: Police and court news from Baltimore, the suburbs and beyond
'Y'all will never catch me': Wanted man arrested after posting on police Facebook

'Y'all will never catch me': Wanted man arrested after posting on police Facebook

A man wanted by Anne Arundel County police bragged, "Y'all will never catch me," in a comment under his own mugshot on their Facebook page Wednesday.

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Man shot in hand in Penn North

Man shot in hand in Penn North

A 28-year-old man was shot in the hand in the Penn North neighborhood of West Baltimore Thursday afternoon, police said.

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Officer identified in White Marsh fatal shooting

Officer identified in White Marsh fatal shooting

Baltimore County police on Thursday identified the officer who fatally shot a man in a White Marsh neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

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Man, 22, fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore

Man, 22, fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore

A 22-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in Northwest Baltimore Wednesday night, police said.

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BGF leader sentenced to 10 years for role in Baltimore jail scandal

BGF leader sentenced to 10 years for role in Baltimore jail scandal 

A Black Guerrilla Family gang leader was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison on racketeering charges related to a drugs- and contraband-smuggling scandal that rocked the Baltimore City Detention Center last year, federal prosecutors...

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Four, including teen, shot in Baltimore overnight

Four, including teen, shot in Baltimore overnight

Four people, including a teenager, were shot and injured early Wednesday morning in Baltimore in two separate incidents, police said.

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Woman, 98, left in truck for hours as son gambled at Maryland Live, police say

Woman, 98, left in truck for hours as son gambled at Maryland Live, police say 

A 98-year-old North Carolina woman was left alone inside a truck for nearly five hours while her son patronized Maryland Live casino in Hanover on Monday, Anne Arundel County Police said.

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Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court

Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court 

Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings.

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Police shoot and kill auto theft suspect in White Marsh after chase

Police shoot and kill auto theft suspect in White Marsh after chase

Baltimore County police chased a stolen car to a suburban cul-de-sac in White Marsh early Tuesday and shot a suspect to death in the woods nearby, police said.

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Corrections officer sentenced in inmate assault

Corrections officer sentenced in inmate assault

A former corrections officer was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for assaulting an inmate in 2008 in retaliation for a prior incident involving another officer, authorities said.

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Man shot in leg in West Baltimore

Man shot in leg in West Baltimore

A man was shot in the leg in West Baltimore Monday night, police said.

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Anne Arundel Police file murder charges in Dec. 10 Odenton shooting

Anne Arundel Police file murder charges in Dec. 10 Odenton shooting

Anne Arundel County police filed first-degree murder charges Monday against a Gambrills man they say fatally shot an Odenton man on Dec. 10, two months after the men had been involved in an altercation.

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Curtis Bay man charged in West Baltimore shooting

Curtis Bay man charged in West Baltimore shooting

A 21-year-old Curtis Bay man has been charged with shooting a man in the elbow in West Baltimore in last week, police said.

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Convicted groper charged in another incident in Columbia

Convicted groper charged in another incident in Columbia

An Ellicott City man who pleaded guilty last week in a series of groping incidents in Howard County was charged by police in another groping incident in Columbia, Howard County police said Monday.

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Man guilty of attempted murder in shootout with Howard Co. police officers

Man guilty of attempted murder in shootout with Howard Co. police officers

After just four hours of deliberation Monday, a Howard County jury convicted a homeless man on multiple counts of attempted murder, assault and gun crimes for his role in a Route 1, daytime shootout with police last year that wounded one county police officer. 

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Three sought in Wells Fargo bank robberies

Three sought in Wells Fargo bank robberies

Three men are sought in connection with two recent robberies at a Baltimore bank.

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Man who killed friend in bulletproof vest stunt is held without bail

Man who killed friend in bulletproof vest stunt is held without bail 

The man accused of shooting his friend of 15 years in the chest, missing the bulletproof vest he was wearing and killing him, will be held without bail on charges of first-degree murder and second-degree murder, and two gun charges.

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Bulmer sentenced to 30 years in murder of blogger Dennis Lane

Bulmer sentenced to 30 years in murder of blogger Dennis Lane 

A Howard County man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for the murder of his teenage girlfriend's father, well-known businessman and blogger Dennis Lane — a slaying prosecutors and defense lawyers say was the result of a toxic teenage relationship steeped in a dark world of violent fantasy.

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Robbery closes Whole Foods store in Harbor East

Robbery closes Whole Foods store in Harbor East

Whole Foods in Harbor East closed for several hours Sunday afternoon after a man robbed the store, a spokeswoman for the supermarket said.

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Arundel road-rage murder trial draws wide interest

Arundel road-rage murder trial draws wide interest 

When a New Jersey police officer goes on trial Monday in Annapolis in the killing of a Lansdowne man during a road rage incident, he won't face the first-degree murder charge alone.

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Man fatally stabbed in East Baltimore

Man fatally stabbed in East Baltimore

A man was stabbed to death Sunday in the Oliver section of East Baltimore.

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Baltimore County bouncer turned businessman is in the fight of his life

Baltimore County bouncer turned businessman is in the fight of his life 

The nightclub insurer promised to fight for its clients — its promotional material shows a man socked in the face with a boxing glove.

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Teenage killer, now 51, gets another day in court

Dan Rodricks: Teenage killer, now 51, gets another day in court

Levi Watkins, the pioneering cardiac surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, remembers the date — January 15 — because it was the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and because what happened that night still makes him ache.

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Many vehicles stolen in Baltimore are left running, police say

Many vehicles stolen in Baltimore are left running, police say

During a June meeting of leaders from Baltimore's law enforcement and judicial circles, city police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts gave a report on crime that included a surprising statistic.

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Two men shot in separate incidents overnight in Baltimore

Two men shot in separate incidents overnight in Baltimore

Two men were shot in Baltimore late Friday night in separate incidents, though both were expected to survive their injuries.

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Virginia woman arrested in Howard County scam

Virginia woman arrested in Howard County scam

Howard County police have charged a 21-year-old Virginia woman with running a door-to-door solicitation scam in Ellicott City this month.

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Baltimore County statistics show crime decreased in 2013

Baltimore County statistics show crime decreased in 2013

Baltimore County police reported overall declines in crime in 2013, but the area that includes Towson saw increases, according to statistics released Friday.

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Suspects named in 2 cold cases closed by DNA evidence

Suspects named in 2 cold cases closed by DNA evidence

Two suspects who died before they were formally charged by police but were identified through DNA evidence in separate homicide cases from the 1990s were named by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office on Monday.

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Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes.

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Prosecution rests in trial of man accused of shooting Howard Co. police officer

Prosecution rests in trial of man accused of shooting Howard Co. police officer

The prosecution has rested in the attempted murder trial of a homeless man accused of wounding a Howard County police officer during a daytime shootout with police on Route 1 in North Laurel last year.

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Two killed in Baltimore, seven dead in four days

Two killed in Baltimore, seven dead in four days

Two men were fatally shot Thursday night, marking seven homicides in Baltimore since Monday. Police also said the death of a 2-year-old girl, initially believed to be a playground accident, has been ruled a homicide.

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Man charged with shooting friend in botched test of bulletproof vest

Man charged with shooting friend in botched test of bulletproof vest

Three people stood in the basement of a Westport home before 4 a.m. Wednesday to film a stunt in which they planned to test a bulletproof vest. Darnell Mitchell put it on, looked into a video camera and proclaimed himself ready to take "deuce deuce in the chest."

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ABOUT THE BLOGGERS


Justin Fenton, who joined The Sun in 2005, has covered the Baltimore Police Department since 2008. His work includes an investigation into Cal Ripken Jr.'s minor league baseball stadium deal with his hometown of Aberdeen and a three-part series chronicling a ruthless con woman.

Justin George joined the Sun in 2012. He grew up in Littleton, Colo., and attended Columbine High School before graduating from the University of Colorado. Before The Sun, he worked at the Tampa Bay Times, where he covered Hurricane Katrina and a sex abuse investigation into a group home.

Ian Duncan covers the Baltimore courts and Federal courts in Maryland. He covered the federal indictment of Black Guerrilla Family gang members at the Baltimore jail, reported from the Supreme Court on Maryland's DNA laws and has examined prosecutors' changing attitudes toward marijuana. He previously covered Congress as a Los Angeles Times intern and he grew up in Birmingham, UK.

Jessica Anderson started at The Sun in March 2010, writing about a little bit of everything as the night rewrite reporter. She now covers Baltimore County police and courts and has led coverage of an officer's indictment in the death of a Randallstown teenager.

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